Intel, the multinational tech giant has entered into a partnership with Extramarks, a digital education company, to tap into the $40-billion private school sector in India.
Under the partnership, Intel would provide Extramarks with technology and hardware support and Extramarks would provide its partner schools and students with tablets, interactive board, personal computers and other digital equipment.
Extramarks is a kindergarten to Class 12 digital learning solutions provider, delivering various in-school and after-school solutions accessible both online and offline.
Intel has worked with various state governments in India on different digital education programmes, its tie-up with Extramarks is the first major step taken by Intel to enter the private education sector.
Extramarks which was launched in 2009 has 8,000 schools on board and would be adding around 50,000 smart classrooms by next year. The company, which has been till now working with schools on a B2B platform, plans to provide services directly to students as well. By next year, Extramarks would be catering to around seven million students.